Civil War Ironclad Source(s)?

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by westmalle8, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. westmalle8

    westmalle8 New Member

    As a first ship build (I've built airplanes) I would like to build a model of a U.S. Civil War Ironclad. I think I would prefer a Union Monitor, not necessarily the U.S.S. Monitor, over a Confederate ship, but I'm not ruling that out. I call myself having search around and I'm not finding anything but the simplest cardstock models. Does anyone have any pointers where to find either a download model or even a kit?

    I'm looking for something reasonably scaled (or that could be scaled).

  2. SCEtoAux

    SCEtoAux Member

    Here is a place that has some ironclads for sale. Perhaps you can find something there.

    CSS Tennessee
    CSS Albemarle
    USS Monitor
    CSS Virginia
    USS Passaic
    CSS Neuse
    CSS Jackson
    USS Tecumseh
    CSS Arkansas
    CSS Richmond
  3. westmalle8

    westmalle8 New Member

    Thanks for the pointer.
  4. archangel1

    archangel1 Member

    Hurray! Another ACW ship fan! Paper Shipwright does both the USS Monitor (about 8") and the CSS Virginia/Merrimack (about 14") in 1:250. Not very big, I know, but very nice models. I have them both, unbuilt at the moment.

    Paper Shipwright - Card Models

    Paper Shipwright - Card Models

    Paper Models International used to carry a 13" USS Monitor (with interior) but I don't know what their situation is at the moment. They were trying to sell the business last year. I've never tried to order it so I don't even know if it's still in print and they don't give the manufacturer's name.


    Good luck!

    Mike :wave:
  5. westmalle8

    westmalle8 New Member

    Has anyone purchased from this site? I get a Phishing Warning from IE7 when I go to this site.

    Just wondering if its reliable.
  6. loadmat

    loadmat Member

    I just talked with PMI about an order - yes it's still for sale - I've been to his place - wish I had $90K, great inventory, S-O-A printers, and permission with a couple of the european publishers to reproduce their products stateside. He still is in business, and adds new items often.
  7. Beachead

    Beachead Member

    You can also go to "Hobby Factory" who is up in Canada. He has most of the Paper Shipwright military vessels in stock. I completed the Viginia and if I can manage to download pics correctly to this site, I'll put in a few this weekend. It came out pretty neat by the way.
  8. Jim Nunn

    Jim Nunn Member

    PMI has a model of the monitor - Catalog Page 50 with a full interior and you can built it into three different versions. As I remember, it is not a standard scale for a paper model something like 1:150. The coloring is a little odd defiantly not to prototype it has a tin plate toy appearance. I have seen this model built up and it is very highly detailed and it is on my must build someday list.

    Jim Nunn

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